More than 40 years of experience…
It all began with the jazz, when founder and pioneer Wim Wigt brought the biggest names from the American jazz scene for extensive tours and events to Europe and even to Japan, Korea, Africa and Australia. Wim Wigt was responsible for countless tours with, among others, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Freddy Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharaoh Sanders and on occasion with B.B. King, Dionne Warwick, George Benson, Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry and Nina Simone. They gave Wigt International the experience, network and international recognition for delivering quality entertainment.
“Our company’s goal is to bring and promote talent and quality live entertainment of the highest level to as many locations, countries as possible in the world”.
Wim Wigt (founder and director of Wigt International)
Wigt International today
Nowadays Wigt International is (co-)organising 800+ events a year with a wide variety of theatrical, dance and circus shows, but also jazz, blues, popular and gospel music. Examples of shows are Mother Africa, Pasión de Buena Vista, Chippendales, Magic of the Dance, Chinese National Circus, Sweet Soul Music Revue, ABBA Gold and The Cavern Beatles. Examples of the current music acts are Bill Wyman´s Rhythm Kings, The Big Chris Barber Band, Dionne Warwick, Melanie and Lúnasa.
Almost from the beginning, the company got involved with producing and selling own recordings all over the world, by starting subsidiaries Timeless Records (famous for the jazz records with Chet Baker, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie a.o.) and Limetree Records (known for highlight records with Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans).